How come this South West region is threatened like this?
The Defence Headquarters stated it has restored order alongside Jebba-Kaduna road, the place trucks conveying agricultural merchandise from the North to the southern part of the nation had been being prevented and turned again by some parts.
The DHQ spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a pressstatement released on Friday, clarified that following the stress generated by the incident, joint troops comprising the navy and different safety companies had been deployed to clear the Jebba–Kaduna road and have since restored normalcy within the common space.
Recall that Truckloads of food items from the northern part of the country were on Friday stopped by northerners from entering Kwara State and neighboring states in the South West. A video clip showing the illegal stoppage of trucks carrying food items from the North to the South at a Jebba village in Niger State by some northern youths circulated on social media on Friday. But the Defence Headquarters clarified that following the tension generated by the incident, joint troops comprising the military and other security agencies were deployed to clear the Jebba-Kaduna Road and they had since restored normalcy in the general area.
some Northern youths prevented many trucks carrying items like tomatoes, onions, beans, yams and cattle from going beyond a location in Jebba called Kara into Kwara or other states to the South West. The situation, it was gathered, caused the trucks to park by the roadside with some of their contents already going bad. The development, it was learnt, was connected to an ultimatum given by the national leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to the Federal Government which demanded compensation for the losses suffered by Northern traders in the recent mayhem at Shasha market in Ibadan, Oyo State, and during the EndSARS protest.
The Northern groups also clarified on Friday that they were demanding only N4.7 billion as compensation for their members killed and properties destroyed during the Sasa crisis in Ibadan, Oyo State and the EndSARs protests in the western and eastern parts of the country, against the earlier reported N475 billion.
He stated that all the border roads between the North and West, North and South, and the North and East had been blocked against trucks carrying foodstuffs and other consumables from the North to any part of the South.